The Wellington Neighborhood

Breckenridge, CO United States

Wolff Lyon Architects


Project Description

2003 RADA

Affordable / Merit

The Wellington Neighborhood stands out not only for its architecture and master plan but also for its reclamation of a truly hardscrabble site. Previously home to a dredge mining operation, the land was severely damaged and pocked by great boulders. "We had to bring in large machines to move that stuff around and level it out and then cap it with crushed rock," says Tom Lyon.

Phase I of a larger program, the 22-acre project consists of 122 units of single-family homes and duplexes. The Victorian-style structures are organized around "green courts," clusters of homes fronting small parks and green spaces. "This is a fairly hostile environment in the wintertime, and they do get a lot of snow and wind," says Lyon. "This design creates a protected spot, which becomes a meeting place and a place for the kids to play."

The judges lauded the project's plan as "simple and straightforward."


Project Details

The Wellington Neighborhood
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Project Team:
    Tom Lyon, John Wolff, Project Architect.
  • Land Planner: Tom Lyon 
  • Developer: David O'Neil 
  • General Contractor: McCrerey Construction 
  • Landscape Architect: Jeff Winston 
  • Interior Designer: Tom Lyon 
  • Land Planner: John Wolff 
  • Interior Designer: John Wolff 
  • Photographer: David O'Neil 


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